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National Family News 15th April, 2016

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NAPCAN recognises people and organisations playing their part
in keeping children safe through the Play Your Part Awards: More

  • Grant applications for the Perpetrator Interventions Research Stream close 28 April. ANROWS: More
  • Call to reduce Indigenous child over-representation in out-of-home-care. SNAICC: More
  • Find out about the Parent Engagement Project (2014-2018) or join its network. ARACY: More
  • National Children's Commissioner's response to Royal Commission report. AHRC: More
  • Free Webinar: Mental Health Reform at the Crossroads with Frank Quinlan. 27 April. CFCA: More
  • Adults Surviving Child Abuse (ASCA) rebranded. Now Blue Knot Foundation: BKF: More
  • 2016 Federal Election Youth Survey to highlight issues of young people. Youth Action and ARACY: More
  • Governments, NGOs and researchers are invited to contribute to the Survey of Child Protection Research & Evaluation Programs 2011-2015. CFCA: More
  • Help for victims of child abuse fact sheet, Limitation Act Amendment. NSW Govt: More
  • Website launch, Start Early: respectful relationships for life. ECA: More
  • Sharing stories of family & domestic violence, Not the only one. UoM. More
  • Roadmap to selecting an evidence-based practice. CEBC: More
  • Positive mental health poster: When we feel safe, we explore, we learn, we grow. KidsMatter: More
  • Video: Blended families: being a step-parent. RCN: More

Angela Carnovale (2016).Hear me out: Women's experiences of seeking help for domestic violence in the ACT. Women's Centre for Health Matters: Canberra

Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council (2015). Healthy, Safe and Thriving: National Strategic Framework for Child and Youth Health, COAG Health Council: Adelaide

National Scientific Council on the Developing Child. (2012). The Science of Neglect: The Persistent Absence of
Responsive Care Disrupts the Developing Brain: Working Paper 12
. http://www.developingchild.harvard.edu

NT Council of Social Service (2015). Vision for a coordinated service system to promote child and family wellbeing.

UNICEF Office of Research (2016). Fairness for Children: A league table of inequality in child well-being in rich countries, Innocenti Report Card 13, UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti, Florence


2016 Child Aware Approaches Conference
AASW & ACWA CPD accredited
Reduced rates for groups and students

PD: The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne

Supporting professionals in their work
with children and families: More

PD: Working therapeutically with people who have
complex trauma histories
Canberra: 16-17 June
Blue Knot Foundation: More

Event Registration now open for National Families Week 2016
More than 80,000 people already registered

Register soon to ensure promotional products
arrive in time for your event!

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National Coalition of Child Safety and Wellbeing: More
Information about the National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children and the Third Action Plan (2015 - 2018) is available here. 

The Alliance for Forgotten Australians Inc.
PO Box 212 Camberwell VIC 3124
T: +61 488 460 646 

National Long-term Outcomes for Forgotten Australians (LOFA) study
UNSW is seeking participants to take part in this national survey of Forgotten Australians. Closing 30 April. Information about ethics and the purpose of the survey available here. The on-line survey is available here. Resources here.

Forgotten Australians resources:
Educational booklet. D
Educational DVD. View here

Find and Connect Australia.
Connect to your local Forgotten Australians support service on 1800 16 11 09. Find State-based historical information:

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